Lian Dolan

Pasadena, CA USA

Professional Experience

Established writer who specializes in humorous essays and fiction that focus on women's lives, from work/life balance to marriage to relationships to parenting issues. Currently, a monthly columnist for Pasadena Magazine, previous monthly columns for Working Mother Magazine and O the Oprah Magazine. Best-selling author of women's fiction titles Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife. Essay collection about female friendships debuting in October 2016. Created online site/podcast Satellite Sisters.


Book Author
15 Years
Content Editor (online)
15 Years
15 Years


15 Years
15 Years
15 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
20 Years
Online/new media
20 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Pasadena Magazine (6-10), O, The O Magazine (3-5), Harper Collins (1-2), Prospect Park Books (3-5), Wondery (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Unilever (10+)

Other Work History

Co-Host and Producer, Satellite Sisters, a top-rated talk show for women. Broadcast on Public Radio, ABC radio and now online. Creator/writer/pordycer The Chaos Chronicles, a humor take on Modern Motherhood. Magazine Column, blog, podcast and then developed into half hour sitcom for Nick @ Nite. Co-wrote the TV pilot

Technical Skills

Audio editing



Computer Skills

Word, WordPress, Constant Contact, Powerpoint


laptop, camera, full audio recording at-home set-up


upon request


13 Gracie Awards for Excellence in Women's Media, including Best Talk Show and Best Online Programming ( Satellite Sisters) Nominee Southern California Indie Booksellers Awards fro Best Fiction for Helen of Pasadena



Personal interviews with NYT bestselling author s Mary Alice Monroe, Kristin Harmel and Kristy Woodson Harvey for Satellite Sisters podcast distributed by Wondery.


A humorous and heartfelt look at Lian's colon cancer diagnosis. Part of a regular column series Very Pasadena by Lian Dolan.
Very Pasadena is a monthly column I write for Pasadena Magazine ( Circulation 100,000). It's a humorous look at life in the greater LA Area. Other topics include: Real Estate Envy; Hipster Take-Over; Free Advice from Doctors.